Cena has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE Champion, behind Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and Hulk Hogan. He has starred in the feature films The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), Legendary (2010), The Reunion (2011), Trainwreck (2015), and Sisters (2015).
He has also headlined WWE's flagship event, Wrestle Mania, on five different occasions (Wrestle Manias 22, 23, XXVII, XXVIII, and 29) over the course of his career, as well as many others pay-per-view events. He has also made appearances on television shows including Manhunt, Deal or No Deal, MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Punk'd, Psych, and Parks and Recreation.
taping in Oakland, California, this time defeating Aaron Aguilera.
Cena wrestled again in a dark match at a Smack Down! In 2001, Cena signed a developmental contract with the WWF and was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
He is also a five-time United States Champion and a four-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team and two WWE Tag Team).
Furthermore, he is a Money in the Bank ladder match winner (2012), a two-time Royal Rumble winner (2008, 2013), and a three-time Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner (2009, 2010, 2012).
The reign ended almost four months after successful title defences against the likes of Rene Dupree, Rob Van Dam and Booker T, when he was stripped of the title on the July 8 episode of Smack Down!
by Angle after he accidentally knocked him over, thus attacking an official.
He received another tryout on January 9, 2001 at a Smack Down!Outside of wrestling, Cena released the 2005 rap album You Can't See Me, which debuted at No. Cena was a contestant on Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, where he made it to the final round before being eliminated, placing third in the overall competition.He is the host of American Grit on Fox Cena originally attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, before transferring to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school.After graduating from Cushing Academy, he attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 1999 at Ultimate Pro Wrestling's (UPW) California-based Ultimate University operated by Rick Bassman.
From a generic character in 2002, Cena morphed into a rapper for the time period of 2002–2004, which earned him fame within the audience on Smack Down!